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Ophthalmopone hottentota (Emery)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Pachycondyla hottentota n. sp., Emery, 1886: 360, worker; Arnold, 1915: 52, male; synonymy Emery, 1911: 70; genus status revised Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 125)
junior synonym lanceolata (Ophthalmopone lanceolata nov. spec., Mayr, 1895: 125, worker) from South Africa, Cape of Good Hope - no images on Antweb (November 2018)
worker and male only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Pachycondyla hottentota}Emery's (1886) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1915: 52) gave a translation; this is at {original description}. Mayr's (1895) description of lanceolata is at {original description}.

Note: lanceolata not listed by Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 125).

{Pachycondyla hottentota}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Pachycondyla hottentota}The photomontage is collated from Collection Information: Specimen Code SAM-HYM-C007413A; Locality South Africa: Cape Province: 76 miles from Ceres to Sutherland; 3230'00"S 02014'00"E; Collection codes: SAM-HYM-C007413; Date: 28 Aug 1962; Collected by: A.J.Prins

Note: I have applied a colour correction to get nearer the Arnold description of it being black with fulvous pubescence.

{Pachycondyla hottentota male}The photomontage of a male is collated from

2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2018 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.